years I have been involved in a number of experiments in the use of
film for teaching and research. These include:
an important seminar series on history and anthropology in 1976 and
with numerous leading academics and others about their life and work
lectures and seminars on history and anthropology
with Windfall Films to make a six-part history of the world in 1999
with leading Chinese documentary film-makers to bring their work to
the attention of a wider audience
Youtube to show samples of the films that are mostly available on this
site for downloading in MP4 format. There are over 500 of these
on the 'Ayabaya' channel and they can be located on this site by using
the 'Search' function at the top of this page.
informal introduction to Cambridge University and King's College
Personal reflections on questions put by Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao
Yan on the 8th August 2006 and with later filmed interviews with Xu
Bei. Also includes film of Simon Schaffer, Anthony Hewish, and Susan
Francis describing places which are familiar to them.
visit to Earls Colne in Essex, in August 2006 Discussions of the
origins of English individualism and the reconstruction of the history
of an English village. Also wider reflections on China, Japan, feudalism,
capitalism, peasantry, property and other matters. Questions put by
Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan
films on the life of Gurungs/Tamu with whom I have worked since 1969
Selections from the many hours of film that I have taken in and around
Thak, near Pokhara, Nepal, to illustrate the lives of people in the
village over time.
video interviews on aspects of English legal history All of these
clips are taken from film shot for a TV series called 'Breaking the
Seal', produced for the BBC. The interviewer was Bettany Hughes, and
it was filmed in my outer room in Kings in July 1999 and shown in 2000.